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Disorders of Sex Development

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This is a complex, controversial subject with a somewhat confusing classification. Since 2006, the phrase disorders of sexual development (DSD) has been advocated, and appears preferable to the older terms, e.g., infants with “ambiguous genitalia,” “hermaphroditism,”1 “pseudohermaphroditism,” or “intersex.”

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  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
  • Gonadal Dysgenesis
  • Cosmetic Appearance
  • Ambiguous Genitalia
  • Streak Gonad

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    Hermaphroditos (Eρμάφρόδιτός) was the child of Aphrodite and Hermes. Although born as a boy, he was transformed by union with the nymph Salmacis.

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    Henry Hubert Turner (1892–1970) American physician, regarded as founder of modern endocrinology.

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  1. Lee PA, Houk CP, Hughes IA, Ahmed SF, Houk C et al (2006) Consensus statement on management of intersex disorders. Pediatrics 118:e488–e500

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  2. Rink RC, Adams MC, Misseri R (2005) A new classification for genital ambiguity and urogenital sinus disorders. BJU Int 4:638–642

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Patwardhan, N., Woodward, M., Nicholls, G. (2010). Disorders of Sex Development. In: Sinha, C., Davenport, M. (eds) Handbook of Pediatric Surgery. Springer, London. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84882-132-3_46

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